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FashionYear of the Pig: 12 Chinese New Year-Themed Designer Pieces To Swoon Over

Year of the Pig: 12 Chinese New Year-Themed Designer Pieces To Swoon Over

Year of the Pig: 12 Chinese New Year-Themed Designer Pieces To Swoon Over
By Justine Lee and Rosana Lai
January 31, 2019
With the Lunar New Year upon us, designers have incorporated the Chinese zodiac onto special capsule collections. We pick some of the best festive ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes to ensure you trot into the Year of the Pig in style
Photo: Courtesy of Pinel et Pinel
Photo: Courtesy of Pinel et Pinel

Pinel et Pinel bag

The label's Patti handbag in red and black is the epitome of form follows function. The convenient double strap shape can be worn both ways. Crafted from the finest calfskin leather, the bag features zips so you can ensure all your lai see packets stay safe.

Available at Pinel et Pinel

Photo: Courtesy of Hogan
Photo: Courtesy of Hogan

Hogan sneakers

Stylish and technological evolution of an icon from the world of Hogan'sInteractive³ sneaker is the epitome of stylish technology.

Crafted from Italian leather and high-tech fabrics with contrast stitching, they are finished off with a new, ergonomic outsole (and also secretly add 5 cm to your height- we won't tell!)

Available at Hogan

See also: 10 Red Hot Pieces To Wear This Chinese New Year

Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo bag

The heritage Italian label's Vara bow handbags are updated in a bright red and accented gold studs. Red traditinally signifies wealth, fortune and prosperity, so why not 

Calfskin bags, ballet flats and a studded leather bracelet all adorned with the iconic Vara bow ornament speak to both a youthful and inherently stylish woman whose new year begins with a sense of optimism and air of change.  

Designed exclusively for the line, a unique floral print ‘Auspicious Pig’ foulard is a hallmark to the arrival of the year of pig. The golden animal, complimented by the nation’s traditional red, signifies wealth, fortune and prosperity. Blossoming flowers, a quintessential design element to Salvatore Ferragamo’s legacy, capture the warmth of the spring season ahead.

Available at Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford
Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Vans sneakers

American streetwear giant, Vans, enlists the help of Chinese label, Purlicue, to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Reimaginging the label's cult classics—such as the Sk8-Hi hightops—it boasts thicker silhouettes (thick laces and soles) and the traditional Chinese greeting "The Fat Year" inscribed on the bottom.

Available at Lane Crawford

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci
Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

Gucci sweater

Drawn to the aesthetic of vintage children's books, this little Gucci piglet is the main focus on this overszied sweatshirt. Matched with a patterned pleated skirt or jeans, this sweater is the ultimate retro take on this year's Chinese zodiac animal. 

Available at Gucci

Photo: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi
Photo: Courtesy of Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi sandals

Ring in the Lunar New Year with Sergio Rossi's sr1 sandals. Crafted in soft, luxe velvet with matching sparkling crystals, this can be worn with any dress or trouser look. The mid-heel will also ensure that you're dashing from one festivity to the next in comfort and style.

Available at Sergio Rossi

See also: The Year Of The Pig: 5 Pigs In Art

Photo: Courtesy of Chloé
Photo: Courtesy of Chloé

Chloé handbag

Natacha Ramsay-Levi partners with artist Rithika Merchant to create a special motif for the Lunar New Year. Keeping things symmetrical, colourful and whimsical, the engimatic print is applied on t-shirts, sneakers and even their sell-out style, the Mini Roy Bucket. 

Available at Chloé

Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Venta
Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Venta

Bottega Veneta keyrings

Pigs in the Chinese zodiac traditionally represents wealth and fortune, and with these Bottega Veneta keyrings—you can ensure the lucky symbol can be apart of your everyday accessory.

Hook them onto handbags, backpacks or even your luggage on your next excursion.

Available at Farfetch

Photo: Courtesy of Tod's
Photo: Courtesy of Tod's

Tod's sneakers

These Tod's trainers are a playful spin on the hyperbole 'When Pigs Fly'. Featuring a metallic pink leather finishing with matching pastel laces, it's an adorable way to inject a little Lunar New Year fun to any casual ensemble. 

Available at Tod's

See also: Trending: 10 Designer Pieces To Get That Royal Flourish

Photo: Courtesy of Strathberry
Photo: Courtesy of Strathberry

Strathberry handbag and card holder

Google images of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and you'll undoubtedly see her toting one of Strathberry's handbags, the East/West Stylist.

For the Year of the Pig, the British label has enlisted the help of award-winning illustrator and author Catherine Rayner. The result is an adorable handbag, featuring two little piglets named Rosa and Scarlet, on the outside and a sea of dainty red butterflies on the inside. 

Available at Strathberry

Photo: Courtesy of Delvaux
Photo: Courtesy of Delvaux

Delvaux

If red is not usually your colour of choice, Delvaux's Chinese New Year collection featuring the Brillant MM Box Calf Pocket handbag with subtle accessories like a leather lantern charm and thin red flap will allow you to get into the CNY spirit without compromising your style.

Available at Delvaux

Photo: Courtesy of Dunhill
Photo: Courtesy of Dunhill

Dunhill

The luxury menswear brand is often known for their supple leather goods and in honour of Chinese New Year, Dunhill launched British car interior-inspired cushion bags in deep reds as well as folios and totes to bring you luck at work in the new year. 

Available at Dunhill

Photo: Courtesy of Armani Exchange
Photo: Courtesy of Armani Exchange

Armani Exchange

From graphic sweaters and varisty jackets with a red hood to a plain red dress with a tiny pig emblem, there's something for everyone in the family in Armani Exchange's CNY limited edition collection.

Available at Armani Exchange

Photo: Courtesy of Maison Michel
Photo: Courtesy of Maison Michel

Maison Michel

The Chanel-owned millinery brand is every fashionista's go-to for a chic chapeau, and the french house released four special pieces including this best-selling New Abby baker boy cap in lush red velvet, the classic Virginie fedora and even a twinkling headband with a Chinese bow. 

Available at Maison Michel

See also: 5 Minutes With Priscilla Royer Of Chanel-Owned Hat Brand Maison Michel

Photo: Courtesy of Etro
Photo: Courtesy of Etro

Etro

Incorporating their signature paisley motif into their Year of the Pig themed collection, Etro released adorable pink shawls, wallets, shoulder bags and even eye masks perfect for gifting (or to keep to yourself, we won't judge!). 

Available at Etro

Photo: Courtesy of Tumi
Photo: Courtesy of Tumi

Tumi

Traveling during Chinese New Year? No fret. Tumi decorative accents for their Voyageur collection ensures you'll can still incorporate a touch of the season while you jet off somewhere warm. 

Available at Tumi

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